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Paranoia Elderly Women
Sitting in a car when it is warm out can be harmful if there is insufficient ventilation. Air conditioning or keeping the windows down may be helpful. Neuropathy may be of concern if it affects sweating or mobility, since a person who becomes overheated may not be able to adjust or seek better shelter.
If the inside car temp is significant, sitting in a car would not be safe for anyone. ...Read more
Elderly hypertensive woman always has high BP only in the mornings and it goes down to near normal in about 2hrs even without drugs. What causes it?
Very interesting: To help us wake up with energy for the day, our bodies put out hormones that can go too far & increase bp. Healthy folk enjoy this. Weakened cardiovascular folk don't and it can kill them. Many heart attacks happen upon waking for this reason. Ask the doctor to find a BP med that has a longer half-life (micardis (telmisartan) hct is one). ...Read more
Bacteria: I assume you are referring to vaginal discharge. If the woman is not sexually active, it is most likely bacterial vaginosis. Caused by changes in the acidity of the vagina and possibly bacteria introduced by aging changes poor hygiene, incontinence etc. If there is blood in the discharge it may look grayish as well. Either way, this should be checked by a medical practitioner. ...Read more
Diet, activity: Vitamin d and calcium deficiencies possibly contribitute to spinal weakness and the small fractures that lead to 'dowager's hump.' estrogen loss also contributes to loss of bone density. Activity and keeping the back musculature healthy can also help. Weight training can help as well. ...Read more
Doubt so: See an opthamologist and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Clinical Facts: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations, delusional thoughts), excessive sleepiness, depression/anxiety/apathy, & rbd. Rbd = rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep. ...Read more
No symptoms: Usually no symptoms may be nocturia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Diabetics are prone to kidney disease. If the elderly woman is malnutritioned and has low protein, protein powder may be needed to help for nutritional purposes. However, too much protein being filtered by the kidney is like putting tons of thick stuff in the garbage disposal and may gunk up the system causing worsening kidney function. Take the recommended daily amount of protein. ...Read more
Excellent!: The two main types of hip fractures are neck and intertrochanteric or below-the-neck fractures. Neck fractures are fixed by replacing the hip ball. Intertrochanterics are fixed with a plate or rod and a large screw. Most all elderly men and women return to their previous level of activity. "Walkers" start walking again one day after surgery. Exception: those with senile dementia may not. ...Read more
No one gets: It done "all the time" it's used for diseased joints. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a condition manifested by loss of total bone mass and which is a consequence of aging. Women develop the condition at an earlier age than men. Osteoporosis can be the result of other medical conditions and medications. It can result in hip fractures and vertebral compression fractures most commonly seen in elderly women. ...Read more
DLB: Ok, I'll bite: what's dlb?Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi docs, is it true that rich, elderly, white men of privilege and power are best suited to decide what women can do with their bodies?
ROFLMAO: OMG who said that? Who's teaching that? H-ll no! This is the 21st century. While I can't speak for other parts of the world which are much more patriarchal, here in Western society, especially the States, women are more than equal to men and can decide what they want to do with their minds & bodies w/o male influence. ...Read more
6-8 weeks: Usually heals fine in 6-8 weeks. If remains symptomatic can consider kyphoplasty procedure. ...Read more
If an elderly woman is diagonised with severe CAD and already has hypothyroidism . How is it treated?
Is it true that elderly people couldn't sleep alot at night or it is a special case?
&how much should a 52 woman sleep(she have diabetes type 2)?
I'm paranoid about making someone pregnant is it possible that if I masturbate and touch a door handle pregnancy could occur with a female who touched?
Many things!: An osteoportic hip fracture can be lethal, especially for women. It causes death in almost as many women who die from breast cancer. Osteoporosis is preventable. Once a hip fracture occurs, plating and pinning will usually occur, or a hip replacement, depnding on fracture location. ...Read more
How does an elderly woman control the unique body scent that she has aquired within the last year or so? She is 85.
See a doctor: I highly recommend she be evaluated by a physician. She needs a full evaluation to see the source of the odor. There could be a mass that is ulcerating through the skin, a pressure sore that is becoming infected, just to name a few. ...Read more
Please help! What is the possible cause for an elderly woman that has had radical mastectomy have recurring urinary tract i?
How long does it normally take for hallucinations brought on by cogentin (benztropine) take to go away in an elderly female who was given 2 does in hospital.?
Hrs to days: Cogentin (benztropine) is a rather archaic drug and can cause delirium, confusion, and both hallucinations and delusions in the elderly. It's use in parkinson's disease is quite rare these days. Typically, the side effects should depart within a few days at most, but if persistent and not resolving, other causes should be sought including other meds causing reactions. Contact the original doc and get answer. ...Read more
Paranoid about colon cancer. great-grandmother had it at 70. Had runny + pencil stool last night. 24 y.o female. Should I get a colonoscopy screening?
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